Last year I tried a few Sukin products from their Super Greens range after sampling some of the moisturiser in a local store and loving it! I’ve now repurchased the moisturiser and also bought the serum, so thought I’d share my review of each of the items I’ve tried from the range. Sukin is an Australian brand and all their items are cruelty free and vegan.
Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturiser* – £9.99
This started my love affair with this range and was my first Sukin item. It was recommended to me by a member of staff in The Eighth Day in Manchester when I was looking for a cruelty free moisturiser for my dry skin. I was a bit put off by the use of ‘rich’ in the title but realised it was actually ‘nutrient rich’ and wasn’t too heavy. It smells amazing (despite the fact it is enriched with kale, spirulina, chlorella and parsley which doesn’t sound appealing to me at all!) and is a lovely texture. It does take a little longer than some lighter moisturisers to completely soak in to the skin, but only a matter of a minute or two, and it is so worth the wait. It really seems to help balance my skin and leaves it feeling so nourished and soft. It’s fairly mattifying in its finish – it doesn’t leave a sheen at all but does allow natural glow to show through. It’s fantastic value too – less than £10 for 125ml which lasts for ages. The only downside to this, and the reason I didn’t use it much over summer is that it doesn’t contain SPF. I prefer to use SPF all year round ideally but my foundation has SPF and this is a lovely base for make up so I tend to use this on days when I’m planning to wear make up. I can’t recommend it highly enough if you have dry or combination skin.
Detoxifying Clay Masque* – £11.95
I really like a clay mask for helping to deep cleanse my skin when I get blemishes. This one smells divine and leaves skin feeling lovely and smooth. It’s a thick consistency so takes a while to dry, but I tend to prefer ones like this as they’re less likely to get on clothes! It recommends leaving it for about 20 minutes but I always leave it on for a good half an hour or more before rinsing and it doesn’t irritate my skin at all. It’s very gentle but really effective. I find it softens my skin immediately, and I tend to find it helps bring out any spots I might have over the next day or so. It also seems to help to calm down any redness. You don’t need much of this so although I’ve had this a long while I still have plenty left, though admittedly I don’t tend to use masks often at the moment. If you’re looking for something to help cleanse and rejuvenate your skin I think you’d love this.
Detoxifying Facial Scrub* – £9.99
I’m a fan of facial scrubs and tend to use them a couple of times a week in the shower to exfoliate. This one is a nice creamy one with small exfoliating jojoba beads. It is very gentle and calming so nothing too harsh on the skin (very similar to the Joik Exfoliating Facial Scrub*). I massage a small amount of the Sukin scrub onto my face and neck in the shower and rinse well. I find this leaves my skin feeling lovely and smooth. The thing that stands out about this scrub (and again I find the same with the Joik one) is that it doesn’t strip the skin at all and the creaminess tends to moisturise so my skin feels nourished as well as smooth. I’d recommend this for gentle exfoliation for those who have dry or combination skin.
Facial Recovery Serum* – £13.95
The facial recovery serum is the most recent addition to my Sukin Super Greens collection. My skin tends to be dry and a little dull so in the morning I’m mostly looking for additional moisture and ideally a bit of glow from a serum. This one definitely fits the bill! It has the same lovely scent as the rest of the range (broken record I know but I can’t get over how nice it is!). It’s a very watery serum which I’m not used to, but you only need a tiny amount and it soaks in well. At the moment I’m using a spray toner (Balm Balm Chamomile Hydrosol*) after cleansing and before my serum and this serum is all I need to just add a little bit more moisture and rejuvenate my skin. Because it is so light I do find that it feels nice to massage into the skin, and it gives a lovely base for moisturiser. This has become my regular morning serum; it’s effective and great value.
I love this range (can you tell?!). Everything I’ve tried has been fantastic. I’ve had no adverse reactions to any of the products and they’ve all helped balance and nourish my skin. When used independently or combined, they help my skin texture (I confess sometimes after using the moisturiser I have been known to stroke my face!) and act as an excellent base for make up. They’re great value for the quality and the amount of product you get. If you have dry or combination skin I think you’d love this range too.
The Sukin Super Greens range is available, along with other Sukin items, from LoveLula*. The only item from the Super Greens range that I haven’t yet tried is the Nourishing Chia Seed Oil but I haven’t tried many other Sukin items yet either.
Do you have any Sukin recommendations?